SK1276 : Hay Dale National Nature Reserve

taken 6 years ago, near to Wheston, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Hay Dale National Nature Reserve
Hay Dale National Nature Reserve
A limestone dale, west of Tideswell, in the Peak National Park.

Home to the Peak District variety of the brown argus butterfly, this is a habitat that supports up to 30 different species of wildflower per square metre. Elsewhere in the dale are scatterings of heather and bilberry.

Here near the middle of the dale are signs of the key role that mining has played in the area. Near to the footpath, and these dead trees, is an Ďadití or horizontal tunnel to a mine,19th Century in origin, for spar, a mineral used in the paint and steel industries.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Grassland  Quarrying, Mining 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1204 7694 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.3575N 1:49.2510W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1191 7710
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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